Hernhill, Kent Genealogy

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Hernhill St Michael

Parish History

Hernhill St Michael is an Ancient Parish; the church is the third to be built on the site.  The parish includes the hamlets of Crockham, Dargate, The Fostall, Lamberhurst, Oakwell, Staple Street, Thread, Waterham and Wey Street.

The Saxon wooden church was replaced in 1120 by a stone and wood church dedicated to St Stephen.

The present church dates from 1450 and was rebuilt in 1833 and restored in 1867 and 1877, with a further extension in 1927 and 1997 refurbished bell tower.

The church is designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Faversham Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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